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Music News – Oct 15, 2020

It was so much fun working on the concert calendar this week. The last time we had this many live shows to list was in March, so it is encouraging to see live music slowly coming back. Many really good shows are happening this week, starting tonight at Freiheit Country Store. They have Shane Smith […]

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NB Magazine – November

The music scene in New Braunfels is one of the best in America, second only to Austin, and I often challenge that statement. There are many reasons for this and if you have been following this series for the past ten months, you have learned some of the events that made it happen. However, the […]

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Music News – Oct. 8, 2020

It is a sad week for live music because we should be enjoying the Gruene Music & Wine Festival tonight. Every October for the past three decades we got ready for this event. When the air turned cool and the leaves started falling, we knew it was almost time. Each year the festival seemed to […]

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Music News – Oct. 1, 2020

Someone recently asked me if there was anything positive I could think of that has happened during the pandemic lockdown. It was a tough question because being in the entertainment and music business meant the complete shutdown of everything. The music world stopped on March 13 and only a tiny fraction of things is starting […]

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Music News – Sept 24, 2020

Over the past six months, I have spoken to over 200 musicians, dozens of music venues, booking agents, band members, bus drivers and road managers. Every single person has their own opinions about the pandemic and the vast majority of them are going through some very tough times. It is very easy to let negativity […]

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Music News – Sept. 17, 2020

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that live music was trying to make a comeback and so far, it seems to be barely hanging on. Not without its challenges though. Many venues can only allow a few fans inside and those that can be inside must always stay seated. Each week I talk to dozens […]

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Music News – Sept. 10, 2020

Finally, we have some live music to write about and go see in person. Many bars are re-opening as restaurants and hosting live music again. Gruene Hall and Krause’s Café are open and have live music scheduled. Always call or check their websites before venturing out, just in case there are some last-minute changes to […]

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NB Magazine – October

The New Braunfels music scene is one of the strongest in Texas. Few cities can match the number of musicians living in our area or the famous venues we have for them to perform in. This month, in part Ten of a Twelve-part history about our local music scene, I will concentrate on the music […]

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NB Magazine – Redbird Listening Room

The idea to start a listening room in New Braunfels started many years ago for local singer songwriter Dallas Burrow. A native of our city, Dallas has been a traveling musician for most of his life. I became aware of his music back in 2012 when he released his first album, Western Town. As a […]

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Music News – Sept 3, 2020

For the first time in months, though it seems like years, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for live music. With the way this year is going, the light may be an oncoming train. However, like we Texans do, we figure out a way to overcome all obstacles and make […]

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